Pues, hola de navidad. No puedo creer que ya estamos en diciembre mas que todo porque hace demasiado calor, de verdad. Me mata. Si podrían mandarme hielo o nieve, sería lo máximo. Gracias.
Todo está bien aquí en Jorge Chavez!
[Well, a Christmas Hello. I can not believe it's already December mostly because it is so hot! It's killing me ... if you could just send me some ice and snow, it would be the best. Thanks.]
It is super hot, but we´re doing our best to quitarnos el sueño [get rid of sleepiness] with hard work! After all, there is no better remedy than hard work, según PME [according to Preach My Gospel].
We´re steadily improving, and we finally have an investigator on date. To be completely honest, I didn´t have anything to do with it, as the two times that we have taught her, I was on exchanges within my district. She has been taught some (or maybe all) of the lessons by the sister missionaries that were here before us.
Well I´ve really realized that I´ve changed a TON. I hope you don´t expect to know me when you get back home. I think I´m about (at this point) 60% the same as I was before, and the best is yet to come! Haha, it´s interesting that you can´t even imagine what I´ll be like, or even what I am like! Maybe you´ll get a small taste in the skype call. Other than that, Kai´s got the best idea of who I am.
Thanks for all your hard work! I love you! Merry Christmas! See you soon!
Well my Christmas present to Christ this year is that I´m going to share my testimony with you every time I write home. In spanish.
Yo sé que estoy en la fabrica, experimentando el horno para formarme para el futuro. Experimento en una forma real el amor que Dios tiene para con cada uno de nosotros. He aprendido y cada castigo debe empezar y terminar con una oración. Testifico que los pensamientos de Dios, no son como los nuestros, y que tenemos que ser fieles en consultarlo para conocer su voluntad. Se que Jesucristo vive. Él es el Salvador y redentor del mundo. Me conoce, y está concentrado en prepararme para mi futuro.
[I know that I am in the factory, experiencing the furnace to form me for the future. I experience in a real way the love that God has for each of us. I have learned and each chastisement should begin and end with a prayer. I testify that God’s thoughts are not like ours, and that we have to be faithful in consulting with Him to know His truth. I know that Jesus Christ lives. He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He knows me, and he is focused in preparing me for my future.]
Les amo mucho!
[I Love you all very much]
Love, Elder Hicken
Hurrah for Israel!